Well-Visits & ADD Medication Checks
When are well-visits?
The following list indicates the recommended well-visit appointments at our office:
1 week (1st appt)
2 week (2nd appt)
6 month (Patient must be 6 months)
12 month (Patient must be 12 months)
4 year (Patient must be 4 years)
6 year – 10 year *
11 year * (Patient must be 11 years)
12 year – 15 year *
16 year *
17 year *
18-21 year * (Patient is seen on their own)
*Well-visit appointments should be scheduled every year around the patient’s birthday.
How early should I schedule a well-visit?
For infants and toddlers (up to the 2 year appointment), please plan on scheduling your next well-visit at the time you are checking out of your current appointment. For children 3 years and up, please allow 2-3 months leeway when scheduling yearly well-visits. This helps to ensure that you are able to get an appointment time that works best for you and your child’s schedule.
How do I request refills of my child’s ADD medication?
ADD medications are highly regulated by the FDA. Refills for these medications are not allowed to be electronically submitted nor called in to the pharmacy. Prescriptions for these medications must be individually prepared and do expire. Therefore, if your child has been prescribed one of these medications, your doctor will provide you with an initial set of prescriptions. In 3 months, you will need to call our office to request the next 3 months of prescriptions. These prescriptions will either need to be picked up at our office or can be mailed to your home. In three more months, your child will then need to be seen for a medication check (6 months from his/her last visit) to receive the next round of prescriptions.
How often are patients with an established diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) seen?
Your child will need to be seen every 6 months, once for a medication check and a second for a combined well-visit and medication check.
Why did you begin scheduling 15 month appointments?
In the summer of 2012, Dr. Winburn and Dr. Bush made the decision to add a 15 month appointment. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that patients be seen for a 15 month visit because there are many developmental milestones which should be watched between the 1st and 2nd year.